Caterpillars On Parade

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© Lanis Rossi
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Photo Info
UploadedApril 29, 2009
TakenApril 27, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/200 sec at f/16
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length135 mm
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Caterpillars grow to 2-1/2 inches long, after completing their development, eastern tent caterpillars leave their host tree and wander in search of suitable places in which to spin their cocoons. Inside the cocoons, they transform into moths which mate and lay eggs once again on cherry, apple, and other suitable host trees. Creeps you out, huh?

69 responses


    JOE FAILK gave props (28 Apr 2009):

    Super Great photos!

  • Nicole DeVita

    Nicole DeVita gave props (28 Apr 2009):

    Never seen so many in one place!! Great shot!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (29 Apr 2009):

    Great shot!! They must have just hatched out.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (29 Apr 2009):

    Super-duper shot, Lanis!! Great title too.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (29 Apr 2009):

    Wonderful shot, Lanis. Fascinating, as well as creepy.

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (29 Apr 2009):

    Kinda cool though! R

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (29 Apr 2009):

    Hopefully these are not gypsy moth caterpillars? Wonder what they're going to be???

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (29 Apr 2009):

    This is a fabulous photo - that being said - they really do creep me out!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (29 Apr 2009):

    Superbly captured. Yes it does give me the creeps, but it is still a great shot. :-)

  • Benny R@mirez

    Benny R@mirez   gave props (29 Apr 2009):

    nice shot!

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (29 Apr 2009):

    Amazing capture!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (29 Apr 2009):

    Great title but Ewwww!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Apr 2009):

    Outstanding and a nice way of presenting caterpillars..No, truthfully it doesn't creep me out ... they are actually pretty in the caterpillar state Have you noticed they are forming the shape of letters in how they are linked together....Amazing!!

  • Ron Schwartz

    Ron Schwartz said (29 Apr 2009):

    More than creepy, but a very nice shot!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (29 Apr 2009):

    Wow, nicely done. I think they are cool!

  • Larry Sinanto

    Larry Sinanto gave props (30 Apr 2009):

    Amazing!! Never seen so many caterpillars. Great shot!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (30 Apr 2009):

    Fantastic :))

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (1 May 2009):

    Awesome shot, info and entry!!

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (1 May 2009):

    Wow-great capture!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (2 May 2009):

    Awesome and fascinating shot!

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (2 May 2009):

    this is fantastic! i love caterpillars... however, i must say, i like the cute green ones a bit more. these are vaguely disturbing.

  • David L Dubrick

    David L Dubrick (Deleted) gave props (2 May 2009):

    Great capture!

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (2 May 2009):

    I saw one of my trees last year covered with these things all over the trunk. made me wretch! I knocked them all off with a stick and stomped em. YUCK! Give me a butterfuly anyday. these are "dark" caterpillars, up to no good!.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (3 May 2009):

    What a fantastic capture.

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (4 May 2009):

    I like the point of view ... my picture for this theme is also a caterpillar, a good symbol for transformation...

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (6 May 2009):

    Great entry..

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (6 May 2009):

    What a cool entry, amazing shot Lanis!

  • Cassie G.

    Cassie G. (Deleted) gave props (7 May 2009):

    This is so neat! Great shot!

  • Alina Hahn

    Alina Hahn (Deleted) gave props (8 May 2009):

    So cool!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (9 May 2009):

    excellent photo!!

  • Sara Elena

    Sara Elena gave props (10 May 2009):

    Uffff!! great phot but... difficult!!!

  • judy fouse

    judy fouse gave props (11 May 2009):

    Great capture. Never saw so many in one spot before.

  • Maria Cox

    Maria Cox gave props (16 May 2009):

    They only creep me out because they can kill a lot of trees! This is an amazing shot! Great dof! Beautiful clarity and detail!

  • Courtney Brown

    Courtney Brown gave props (21 May 2009):

    How neat, I love this.

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (23 May 2009):

    Amazing! Never seen so many in one place.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi said (26 May 2009):

    Thank you all for your comments and favorites for this photo.

  • Fatema Gharzai

    Fatema Gharzai (Deleted) gave props (20 Aug 2009):


  • Pernille Sue Winton

    Pernille Sue Winton gave props (28 Aug 2009):

    ace shot! works great as an abstract even

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (5 Sep 2009):


  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (6 Sep 2009):

    Back to vote for an amazing shot..


    JOE FAILK gave props (6 Sep 2009):

    Back to vote!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (7 Sep 2009):

    So great for theme Lanis.

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (11 Sep 2009):

    Voted: YEAH !

  • alida jolie

    alida jolie said (12 Sep 2009):

    great shot!

    at first i thought they were jewels :D

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    Back to vote.

  • Keiko Ehret

    Keiko Ehret gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    My goodness!! This would be a birdie buffet!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (19 Sep 2009):

    Came back to vote.

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    Wow!!!! Such a marvelous find, Lanis! Spectacular!!!!!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (23 Sep 2009):

    back to vote!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    Yeah! Fabulous! Got my vote.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (25 Sep 2009):

    Cool find! Well done. Got my vote.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (26 Sep 2009):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (8 Oct 2009):

    Back to vote "Yeah!" R

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (9 Oct 2009):

    Back to vote for an amazing shot!!!!

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    great shot....voted!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    Back to vote!

  • Renee Rocole

    Renee Rocole gave props (30 Oct 2009):

    Love it!!!!!!!!! Voted

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) said (18 Nov 2009):

    I am back to vote!

  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    Excellent photo.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2009):


  • Amber Gregory

    Amber Gregory gave props (29 Nov 2009):


  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (5 Dec 2009):

    very RAD!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (8 Dec 2009):

    Wonderful entry. Creepy crawlers.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (9 Dec 2009):

    These creepy creatures are not unlike our Gum Tree sapping black caterpillars which grow in mounds and look disgusting!

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (10 Dec 2009):

    yark... voteD.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) said (11 Dec 2009):

    back to vote.

  • Martin Brown

    Martin Brown said (12 Dec 2009):

    Great shot - and so many!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva said (14 Jan 2010):

    Wow, that's quite the cocoon! I don't think I've ever seen such a large tent before. I do remember when I was young and there was a tent caterpillar population explosion. One couldn't even go outside without getting caterpillars on one. The trees were black with them, the sides of the house were covered with them...they were everywhere! My mom nearly had a nervous breakdown!

  • Sue Bowne

    Sue Bowne gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    Very cool photograph!

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